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President Donald Trump calls for ‘merit-based’ immigration

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The United States President Trump today urged for a merit-based immigration system that could serve high-tech professionals from nations like India.

Donald Trump, while his first address to Congress, noted that “nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others have a merit-based immigration system”.

He told that such a system would save countless dollars & increase workers’ wages.

Donald Trump started the idea of a merit-based immigration system later invoking the memory & words of late President Abraham Lincoln, stating, “Lincoln was right, and it is time we heeded his words.”

“Switching away from this current system of lower-skilled immigration, and instead adopting a merit-based system, will have many benefits: it will save countless dollars, raise workers’ wages, and help struggling families — including immigrant families — enter the middle class,” Trump told.

Donald Trump told he is working to bring back millions of jobs.

“Protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration. The current, outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers, and puts great pressure on taxpayers,” he told.

Donald Trump told he believes that real & positive immigration reform is desirable as long as it focuses on the goals to increase jobs & wages for Americans to strengthen the country’s security & to restore respect for laws.

“If we are guided by the well-being of American citizens then I believe Republicans and Democrats can work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades,” he told.

Indian IT professionals account for the highest number of foreign nationals coming to the United States on H-1B visas.

Indians also consider for a significantly huge number of foreign workers coming to the United States as scientists, doctors, engineers & other highly-skilled professionals.

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump had promised to boost oversight of our H-1B & L-1 visa programs that are utilized widely by Indian tech companies.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits American firms to employ foreign workers in jobs that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology firms depend on it to obtain tens of thousands of employees every year.

In an op-ed eminent Indian-American legal luminary Ved Nanda had warned the Donald Trump administration last week, so any curb on H-1B visas would end in the flight of talented Indians from the United States.

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